Kenyan schools burnt for ‘longer holidays’

Kenyan students are burning their schools because they want longer holidays, our correspondent Muliro Telewa has told the BBC’s Newsday radio programme.

Mulirio, who is in Kisii county in western Kenya which has been mostly affected by the arson attacks, reports that students from several schools have told him that peer pressure could also be playing a part in the copycat fire incidents.

Local media reports that at least 70 fires have been reported at Kenyan schools since the beginning of the year.

Authorities in the country are blaming political sabotage and drug taking as the reasons behind the attacks.

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